The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

by Roger Thurow
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The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SullivanStreet More than 1 year ago
Most of us only know the story of hunger, food production and life in Africa through dense reports from government agencies or think tanks, or via heart-tugging fundraising letters from charities. In THE LAST HUNGER SEASON, Roger Thurow does a masterful job of telling the stories of real people, struggling against formidable odds, embracing change so that their children can live better lives. Thurow, who is a journalist's journalist, chronicles the lives of familes in rural Kenya and how they adopt new farming methods so that they can avoid the "hunger season" deprivations that are common. The books shows how the combination of people's determination, with the help of US foreign aid and highly effective US nonprofits, can help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Clear-eyed, unsentimental and honest, this book is must reading for anyone who cares about Africa, ending poverty and a more just world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives amazing insight on how we can help small holder farmers and make a large difference in Africa.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teaches me to be grateful cause the people dont even have food and i complain about how fish sandwiches taste too much like fish